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An Assortment of Links on Football, Baseball, the Top Sports Economist, and a Wikipedia Page

December 9, 2008 by


Today’s post is simple an assortment of items and links that I wished to briefly mention, but previously forgot to throw into a post someplace. Football Links The football assortment begins with the quarterback and running back rankings for Week Fourteen.  The few people who follow this feature might have noticed that I skipped Week […]

Heat Rises with a Flash

December 7, 2008 by


Last year the Miami Heat were the worst team in the NBA, winning just 15 games with a -9.3 efficiency differential (offensive efficiency minus defensive efficiency). This year it’s a very different story.  After just 20 games the team has already won eleven contests.  And the Heat’s efficiency differential of 1.6 is consistent with a […]

Sam Mitchell Learns that Bad Shopping can get you Fired

December 4, 2008 by


“If they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries.” This quote – from Bill Parcells – essentially summarizes the problem facing all head coaches who work under a general manager.  The coach is responsible for the outcome of the dinner, but the general […]

Russell Westbrook is Similar to Derrick Rose?

December 2, 2008 by


On Tuesday – in the midst of my daily scan of TrueHoop – I came across the following item in the daily bullets: Per minute, Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose have very similar numbers. Having spent a bit of time looking at each player’s numbers this year, I found this statement to be a bit […]